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ICS 690 Special Topics Computer Science:

This course is an in-depth study of some aspect of computer science that is not part of a regular course. Special topics courses of current interest will be offered on an occasional basis. Students may repeat ICS 690 for additional credit with advisor approval. Some topics may have prerequisites.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites. This course may be taken multiple times for credit.
4 Graduate credits

Effective January 10, 2005 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Gain a good perspective of the field.
  • Gets deeper knowledge of a subset of topics in the field.
  • Apply major concepts in the topic to solve appropriate problems.
  • Know recent developments in the field.
  • Familiar with any associated software products and theoretical principles.
  • Familiar with the most relevant peripheral topics.
  • Know some of the major research problems in the field.
  • Demonstrate expertise in reading peer-reviewed papers in the topic and explain them in writing.
  • Familiar with some of the recent research results in the field.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Topics: Contemporary Issues in Cloud Computing Gottschalk, Larry R Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Special Topics Computer Science: Deep Learning Sulieman, Dalia Books Course details
02 Special Topics:Security and Privacy of Smart Cities Rabieh, Khaled Books Course details